Sunday, July 19, 2009

Portrait of Mrs Beej's Tongue As a Young Woman

We were waiting for our pepper steak...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lunchtime News Update, July 9, 1540 AD

On this day in 1540 AD...

Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

Dammit! I'm only up to episode 304 of The Tudors and now I know how the season ends.

History should come with "spoiler alerts".

And when is that crazy-eyed Johnathan Rhys Meyers gonna put on the fat suit and carry around a turkey leg?!

Sure, maybe that song is less than historically accurate. But, are you telling me Showtime's playing fast & loose with facts? They're cable, for God's sake! And cable you have to pay for, too. That should mean something.

If movies have taught me anything- it's this: Henry the VIII was a big man. Charles Laughton doesn't play you in a movie if you're some skinny dude.

Check out the pic above: Henry's clearly holding a croissant in his right hand. (He was king of France at one point, too, right? I have to admit sometimes I drift in and out of the episodes).

Or maybe it's a rolled-up pancake. The point is: the guy liked to eat.

This is no way to win an Emmy, Mr. Meyers.

Actually... what the hell is Henry the VIII holding in his right hand?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Death & Chocolate (& Bologna)

Two food-related deaths for your lunchtime perusal...

NJ Man Dies in Vat of Chocolate

And this item, brought to our attention by the ever-vigilant Howard Stone...

Oscar Mayer is Dead

Mr Mayer lived to be 95. And if he was any fan of his products, his body will probably have a shelf-life twice that long...

(image from

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lunchtime News Roundup: July 7, 2009 AD

Here's just a few of the stories we're reading while eating our lunch:

Detective Susan Clemmer, witness at the Rodney King trial, commits suicide

Sarah Palin holds press conference in waders.

And, yes- some Michael Jackson news (did you know he died?! What the hell?! Why didn't you fuckers tell me?)

Stockton residents see image of MJ in tree stump (from the Dlisted blog by way of

Meanwhile, on the East Coast....

OK. Back to work.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fireworks at The Fireside

If you've spent enough time in SF you'll know: July is (usually) a foggy month. This makes viewing Fourth of July fireworks tricky.

It can be fun to watch the multi-colored fog to a musical accompaniment with a huge crowd that you then get to share an N Judah with.

But, I wasn't in the mood for that this year.

Instead, I watched the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks "live" from NY at The Fireside.

I would have watched the multi-colored fog "live" from SF.

But, no one was televising it.

So much for local programming.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday, USA

233 years old today.

Which really isn't that old for a country.

We still have time to figure out how to do it right.


Edited to add: Don't get me wrong- I'm glad to be an American. I really like the idea of living in a country where everyone's equal. And maybe, someday, we all will be.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Starfish Trooper

Originally uploaded by beejvision
I'm testing out this whole Flicker/Blogger connection. Pretty slick!

Not dead- just a terrible blogger....

Seriously. But, I've been very busy.